50 Shades of Mmmbop

Last week I finished covering the last 50 Shades book.  After each of the preceding books, I published a reflection on the book.  Usually this consisted of a rant, followed by another rant, followed by still more ranting.  I figured I’d do the same thing one last time.  Except when I try to think of that series, I mean anything in any of those books, all I come up with is . . . um.  Uhmm.  Mmm.  Mmmmmbop, Mmm bop, ba duba dop, ba du bop, ba duba dop, ba du bop, ba duba dop, Ba du.

I bet you thought you’d forgotten that song, right?  But it popped into my head the other day and it still hasn’t left.  You know what’s really, really bad though?  I like that song.  It’s a dopey, pointless, nonsensical, bubble-gum pop sung by prepubescent little brats, but gosh darn it’s freaking catchy.  And it has now filled that void in my head left by 50 Shades.  I have to say . . . I like Hanson much, much better than Christian, Ana, E.L. James, Puff the Magic Dragon, and all the other characters in that series.

So since the song is now in my brain, I figured I might as well buy the stupid song and play it for my kids.  Because I’m going to be forced to listen to teeny bopper stuff anyway, so it might as well be my teeny bopper stuff.  That’s all I’m saying.  And when I got home the other day we played the song and the Things and I danced like Peanuts characters while holding hands, boing, boing, boing and it was fun.  They like the song too, and now it’s in their brains, and they will probably spread it to their friends.  There might be a Hanson revival.  I don’t care.  It still beats that Wrong Direction group that’s big right now.

Oh, and since I didn’t know any of the lyrics to that song except “Mmmbop” which is what I sing throughout the entire song, even when they are supposedly singing other words, I looked them up on Google. I found them on www.elyrics.net.  You’re welcome.  As it turns out, the lyrics really do reflect on 50 Shades of Grey.  Here’s a sample:

In an mmm bop they’re gone.
In an mmm bop they’re not there.
In an mmm bop they’re gone.
In an mmm bop they’re not there.
Until you lose your hair. But you don’t care.

That’s so true, Hanson.  So true.  And just because I love you guys, I included a link to the video for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.  And Mmmbop.

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64 responses

  1. Arghhh! I remember taking both my girls to see them in an undercover car park at a large shopping centre in Australia. Yes that sang mmbop and now thanks to reading this and going down memory lane seeing the clip I have it my head now…. chinese whispers anyone?

    1. Chinese whispers . . . now you’ve reminded me of that “Careless Whisper” song from the 80s. Ah, George Micheal – was he still with Wham! then? “I’m never gonna dance again / guilty feet have got no rhythm” Wow. It still speaks to me.

      1. It was George’s first solo hit. He was still with Wham! but it wasn’t much longer before those days were over. Of course, now it is stuck in my head too.

        1. Yes, George would then go on to sing tender love ballads while shaking his butt in the camera.

          1. Yes indeed. I was one of the ones who used to laugh at him. Although, if someone was offering me millions to get a bad hair-do, have the most absurd eyebrows, wear an eccentric wardrobe, and do laughable things in front of the camera I have to admit, I’d be on my way down to the tailor’s to get fitted.

  2. Jesus Christ Alice!!!
    Not nice! Not nice!!!
    It’s been 14 years since that song came out.
    Lord I’m getting old.
    Where are they now btw?

    1. Don’t know – haven’t seen the VHI “Where are they now?” special.

      1. Probably in a county jail like most teenager stars.

        1. But I bet while they were there they “found” Jesus and are now singing in the church choir. A lot of them end up there. I wonder if they found Jesus under their cell bed?

          1. I wonder is Jesus molested them?
            A big husky, tattooed guy named Jesus, if he did I hope they got at least a kiss.

          2. M.C. Hammer has his own church. Now that’s a church I’d like to attend. I wonder if he says “Stop. Hammertime.” after the prayer?

      2. I remember seeing them as adults one or two years ago, and I remember hearing some news about them a few months back. So I Googled and here they are now: Hanson’s “MMMBop”: Hear What They Sound Like Now!…LOL!!! I am so sharing this at work.

        1. I knew someone would google them, thus saving me those extra keystrokes. I love it, lol.

          1. HA HA HAAAA!!! Nice one!!!!!

  3. I hate to admit it, but that song is catchy. Damn you for bringing it up…

    1. Just put this song in your head instead, then (I think it’s way better): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgltSp_mU7M

      1. That one’s catchy, too.

        1. But way better than Mmm bop, right?

          1. It doesn’t take much to accomplish that.

      2. For your info, Judah, Mmmbop Lights up My Life.

        1. Well, bully for you, dear! 🙂 I can’t stand the song myself. To each his own.

          1. It gives me hope. To carry on. It lights up my days. And fills my nights. With sun. Which makes it hard to sleep.

          2. P.S. Thanks for keeping me laughing. You cannot imagine how important that is to me.

    2. But it can be used for a good cause! Check out this fundraiser kids did for Hurricane Katrina. By subjecting their friends to this song repeatedly before school, during lunch hour, and between classes every school day, they got fellow students to give money for them to turn it off. Hahaha. I love it. http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500202_162-838253.html

      1. They probably could’ve gotten even more money by choosing a song like Macarena or Gangnum Style, but kudos to them for doing that.

        1. Oh, yeah, Macarena would do it even faster. Especially if they forced you to do the inane dance moves with it.

          1. Is that really dancing? Methinks not.

          2. Kind of reminds me of a cop handcuffing a prisoner. Hands up front, hands in back, turn around . ..

          3. That sounds uncomfortable…

    3. Hey, tell us all about Wham!

      1. I would, but it wouldn’t be any more than a carless whisper.

        1. I hate it when my feet get all guilty.

  4. Hehehe lol, mmbops away! 😛

    1. I was surprised at the lyrics. I thought the whole thing was just Mmmbop.

      1. Lol, like the Las Ketchup sing, I swear it makes sense in parts! 😮

        1. It just makes me happy and clears my head of . . . Shades. Mmmmmbop!

  5. Why, Alice? WHY?! This is going to be stuck in my head FOREVER!

    1. Still better than having 50 Shades stuck in your head, right? I bet this song plays on repeat in Ana’s empty head 24 hours a day.

      1. Nah, it’s too complicated for her

        1. “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I’ve got Love in my Tummy” might be better.

  6. Okay, I’ll admit it, I like that song, too. There. Are you happy? Now I’ll never live this down… 😉

    1. Haha. The CD I bought it on is filled with boy bands from the 80s and 90s. Takes you back. I can remember my brother calling NSYNC NSTINK.

      1. Haha. I may have to agree with him on that one. 🙂

  7. This very song was House’s ringtone in many episodes.

    1. Yes! He used the ringtone only for his staff. LOL.

  8. I’ll admit it. I have this song on my phone. I actually like it too. My kids think I’m crazy but my 13 yr old likes One Direction so her opinion doesn’t count.

    1. True. Ugh, those GPS (get it??) guys are everywhere. They even made dolls of them. I noticed a lot of their shirts on the bargain rack at Wal-Mart. Why would you want a picture of a teen band on the shirt of a six year old? Weird. My kids don’t like them, but they do listen to those Disney “stars”, most of whom make me want to puke. Howling wildly does not equal singing, and someone please give those girls a sandwich.

  9. “Mmmmmbop, Mmm bop, ba duba dop, ba du bop, ba duba dop, ba du bop, ba duba dop, Ba du”… Well, that makes almost as much sense as 50 Shades of Grey.

    1. See, that’s what I’m saying. That book . . . that book . . . mmmmbop, mmmbop!

  10. I plead guilty for playing that song on-air sometimes back when I was a college DJ. I still like it, it’s fun. I mean we like new, nonsensical songs now anyway, so why not?…Mmmm….bop.

    1. Wow, I bet being a DJ was fun. I’d love that, but for some reason I sound like a six-year-old on recordings. I hated hearing my voice on answering machines. But I’ve always thought that I’d like to yammer on about stupid stuff with my friends and play music for a living.

      1. It was fun, definitely! It wasn’t a professional job, but we did audition (and we were just as good as the professionals, methinks) and got freebies. I don’t sound so good either voice-wise, I think, so I make up through style. At work now, they still ask me to record voice-overs. I do hate my voice on record, but if they like it, then who am I to complain? ;p

  11. I’ll cut you slack because you’ve just been through a rough time, but don’t go grouping “Puff the Magic Dragon” in with the rest of that crap. I loved it and it made me cry!

    1. He lived by the sea and frolicked and stuff and that’s all I remember of the song. My apologies. No one should be grouped with that crap, not even mythical dragons.

  12. I never liked that song, but now… now I may.

  13. I loved this post, but I have to say one thing. The video? The little time portal to boy band land? That little SOB got the song all stuck up in my head and it wont leave. It is like a little blonde parasite in my brain. I even tried listening to other stuff to get it out but it has not worked so far.

    1. I know. The song won’t leave. At least it rid my brain of 50 Shades. Mmmbop.

  14. WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fortunately I can only half-remember Mmnbop so I’m not afflicted and you can’t make me click on that there link to watch the video, mwahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ahem. Normal service will resume shortly. Wait, what am I saying? That was normal service… *gets coat*

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